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Reflecting on the 2018 Creative Advantage Summer Institute

The 5th annual Creative Advantage Arts Partners Summer Institute took place on August 16th at Seattle Art Museum. One of the themes of this year’s institute was to think about our education work through the lens of the past, the present and the future. When planning the institute, we worked… [ Keep reading ]

National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant of $100,000 awarded to Seattle Public Schools for The Creative Advantage

Grant to support The Creative Advantage, a citywide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education  National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the National Endowment for the ARTS (NEA) second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Arts Partnership Institute Recap

On August 17, 2017, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) hosted the fourth Creative Advantage Summer Arts Partnership Institute for classroom teachers, teaching artists, administrators, youth development workers, and community members. Dancers from Northwest Tap Connection opened the day with a rousing performance garnering multiple standing ovations, that showcased the skill, passion,… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for the fourth annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute

Thursday, August 17, 2017; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Register here The fourth annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute is open to teachers, artists, teaching artists, community members, and anyone invested in providing equitable arts education for all students in Seattle Public… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Schools and City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announce grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Seattle Public Schools and City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture announce grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for the creation of new Media Arts course at the Seattle Public Schools Skills Center SEATTLE, March 21, 2017 – The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

The Creative Advantage 2017 Winter/Spring Learning Series

Join us for the 2017 Winter/Spring series of free Creative Advantage Art Partner trainings. Open to any interested teaching artist, community organizations, arts advocate, teacher, or arts specialist. Workshops offered at no cost to participants. Online registration required and includes three Washington State Clock hours for teachers. Workshops in this year’s… [ Keep reading ]

2017 Proposed Budget highlights for arts and culture

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Mayor Ed Murray delivered his 2017 Proposed Budget to the City Council yesterday, and I am pleased to inform you that he has proposed increased investments in arts and culture. The Office’s programing is made possible through the 1% for Art ordinance for public art, and… [ Keep reading ]

Recap: The Creative Advantage Arts Partner Summer Institute

The Creative Advantage kicked off the 2016-17 school year with its third annual Summer Institute in partnership with Seattle Art Museum. Over 100 teaching artists, administrators, classroom teachers, and youth development workers gathered for a day of learning, community building, and practice.  Sessions were facilitated by local artists, instructors, and… [ Keep reading ]

EMP Museum at Garfield High School

I wanted to share with you EMP Museum’s experience at Garfield HS as a Creative Advantage provider the past two years. This story is a testimony to all of your (Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) diligent years of work/advocacy for arts education resulting in The… [ Keep reading ]

NEWS RELEASE: City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools improve access to arts education

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:          Jason Kelly, Mayor’s Office Press Secretary, 206.684.8379 Erika Lindsay, Arts & Culture, 206.684.4337 Stacy Howard, Seattle Public Schools, 206.465.5404 City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools deepen engagement, improve access to arts education The Creative Advantage program reaching… [ Keep reading ]